Abseil at the Boleyn Ground

A season watching West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground is always guaranteed to be full of plenty of highs and the occasional low, but one set of fans are guaranteed to reach the ultimate high when they abseil down the famous stadium in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, the club's official charity partner.

The event will take place on 7 June, when 90 thrill-seekers will abseil 140 feet down the Bobby Moore Stand. All money raised from the day will go towards tackling bowel cancer, the disease that took away former West Ham and England captain Moore at the age of just 51.

Bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in the UK, with 44 people dying from the disease every day. The money raised by the Bobby Moore Fund is spent on cutting-edge bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists. To date the money raised has funded 36 research fellowships and bowel cancer projects across the UK.

Carolyn Heeley is helping to organise the abseil. She said: "This is a fantastic way to raise money for such a worthwhile cause. Our participants are exceptionally brave and the Bobby Moore Fund and CRUK could not continue in their amazing work without these brilliant supporters."

If you would like more information, please contact Carolyn on [email protected] or apply online here